Category Archives: Health

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Question Period: The loss of extramural services, 31 October 2018

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Since the management of extramural services was privatised, the people of New Brunswick have lost services in their homes and in their local schools. Mme Mitton : Depuis que la gestion des services extra-muraux a été privatisée, au début de 2018, j’ai entendu parler de patients qui ont maintenant de la difficulté à obtenir de tels soins. Thomas Thériault, de […]

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3 Green MLAs table their first motions

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Our new Green caucus is off to a strong start. On Wednesday, October 24th, the three Green MLAs tabled their first motions in the Legislative Assembly on topics that matter to the people of New Brunswick. Megan Mitton, MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar, tabled a motion pushing for a public enquiry into the adequacy of ambulance services in the province. Check out […]

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Motion: Adequacy of Ambulance Services, 24 October 2018

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WHEREAS there was no evaluation of Medavie’s previous contract to provide ambulance services; WHEREAS many paramedics are overworked, resulting in stress-related leaves of absence; WHEREAS there is an ongoing shortage of 150 paramedics in New Brunswick with an additional 125 to 150 out on long term leave at any given time; WHEREAS paramedics logged 216,000 hours of overtime, at a […]

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Green motion to launch inquiry into adequacy of ambulance services in NB

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Fredericton –David Coon, Leader of the Green party and MLA for Fredericton South will table a motion in the Legislative Assembly when the 59th Session commences to initiate a public inquiry into the adequacy of ambulance services and how they can be improved. “We are hearing more and more stories of families’ experiences with dangerously long wait times for ambulances […]

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Time to refocus priorities: A Statement by the Green Party Leader on International Nurses Day

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick made the following statement in recognition of International Nurses Day (May 12). “Reporting this spring by Michael Robinson at the Telegraph Journal revealed that that nursing shortages are plaguing our hospitals. This exacerbates already long wait-times in our hospitals and is resulting in […]

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